Friday, July 12, 2019

Extremely Light Delta Race Weekend

J/22s Netherlands (Colijnsplaat, The Netherlands)- The 49th Delta Race Weekend opened with a lot of promise on Friday. Sun and wind saw the fleet leave the port of Colijnsplaat with the hope of having multiple races for around the cans racing offshore. The moderate northeast wind slowly died off from its promising 10 kts morning breeze to the point where all afternoon races were canceled.  That “movie” was repeated for the rest of the weekend.  Morning winds that veered into the east, then southeast, quadrants looked good early, but would die off in the afternoons.  Consequently, it was difficult to get in the full repertoire of racing for all fleets.

In the ORC 2 Class, Arjen van Leeuwen’s J/109 JOULE took the bronze in class.

In the Sportboat Class, Bart van Gemert’s J/80 JIVE won, followed by Paul Kersten’s J/80 BABY J in second, and David van de Plasse’s J/70 DRV in third.  Rounding out the top five was Jan-Marien Nijsse’s J/80 VERDER SCIENTIFIC in fourth and Gijs Golverdingen’s J/80 JACHTING in fifth place.  Follow Delta Race Weekend on Instagram here  Follow Delta Race Weekend on Facebook here  For more Delta Race Weekend sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.